F H Todd – Memorial Garden & Ash Wednesday Memorial

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Council would like to develop a landscaped garden and Ash Wednesday Memorial on a reserve in the Bridgewater area.
This is with respect to the wishes of the late Mr F H Todd, who donated land for the memorial that is not suitable for this purpose.


Background

Mr Francis H Todd donated a parcel of land on the corner of Mt Barker Road and Second Avenue, Bridgewater in 1983. The site was the former residence of Mr Todd, which was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bush fires of 1983.

A condition of the gifting of the land to the then District Council of Stirling was that a landscaped garden be established for the benefit of the community and a memorial be erected to the Ash Wednesday Bush-fires of 1983. A trust exists over the land for this purpose.

Due to the financial implications of the 1983 fire on the District Council of Stirling, the garden and memorial were not established and the land was left vacant.

In 1992, in consultation with the son of the late Mr Todd, a retirement village was established on the land and named the F H Todd Cottages in recognition of the donation of the land from the late Mr Todd. As the land has been developed, the establishment of a landscaped garden and a memorial is no longer feasible.

The Proposal

Council is now seeking to identify an alternative location in the Bridgewater area, to develop a landscaped garden and memorial.

Potential sites

The Council owns a number of reserves in the Bridgewater area that may be suitable for this purpose. Council would like to select an existing park or reserve and create a community space that can be utilised by all.

Get involved

Help us identify potential spaces in the Bridgewater area that can be considered by Council.

  • take our quick survey and share your ideas and thoughts, or
  • drop a pin on the map and tell us why you have nominated that location.

Please note you need to be a registered user to provided your feedback. Please sign in or register here


Council would like to develop a landscaped garden and Ash Wednesday Memorial on a reserve in the Bridgewater area.
This is with respect to the wishes of the late Mr F H Todd, who donated land for the memorial that is not suitable for this purpose.


Background

Mr Francis H Todd donated a parcel of land on the corner of Mt Barker Road and Second Avenue, Bridgewater in 1983. The site was the former residence of Mr Todd, which was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bush fires of 1983.

A condition of the gifting of the land to the then District Council of Stirling was that a landscaped garden be established for the benefit of the community and a memorial be erected to the Ash Wednesday Bush-fires of 1983. A trust exists over the land for this purpose.

Due to the financial implications of the 1983 fire on the District Council of Stirling, the garden and memorial were not established and the land was left vacant.

In 1992, in consultation with the son of the late Mr Todd, a retirement village was established on the land and named the F H Todd Cottages in recognition of the donation of the land from the late Mr Todd. As the land has been developed, the establishment of a landscaped garden and a memorial is no longer feasible.

The Proposal

Council is now seeking to identify an alternative location in the Bridgewater area, to develop a landscaped garden and memorial.

Potential sites

The Council owns a number of reserves in the Bridgewater area that may be suitable for this purpose. Council would like to select an existing park or reserve and create a community space that can be utilised by all.

Get involved

Help us identify potential spaces in the Bridgewater area that can be considered by Council.

  • take our quick survey and share your ideas and thoughts, or
  • drop a pin on the map and tell us why you have nominated that location.

Please note you need to be a registered user to provided your feedback. Please sign in or register here


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Identify new locations for the Memorial

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CLOSED: This map consultation has now concluded